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  A newsletter for
  The International Phonetic Association
  and for the Phonetic Sciences

  April 2011


Linda Shockey, BBC Pronunciation Unit and University of Reading, UK.
Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK.
Paul Foulkes, University of York and JP French Associates, UK.
Lisa Lim, The University of Hong Kong.

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11-12 April 2011. BACL 2011z; 3rd Colloquium of the British Association of Clinical Linguistics. Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK. http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/hss/subject_groups_0538C63C6F7C4552A9B6352602B573AE.htm (01/11)

5-7 May 2011. NorClinLing, Gran Norway. clinical2011 at iln.uio.no; www.hf.uio.no/clinical 2011 (02/11)

16-18 May 2011. Speaking 2011: Speaking in a Foreign language - Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Konin, Poland. http://sites.google.com/site/konferencjamowienie2011/english (01/11)

21 May 2011. Speaking of Prosody. Lund University, Sweden. http://conference2.sol.lu.se/speakprosody/ (03/11)

25-27 May 2011. 4th ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2011). Paris, France. http://conferences.phil.uoa.gr/exling/ (03/11)

27-28 May 2011. TRANSCRIBING, WRITING, FORMALISING - 2, 25th international conference, Cercle Linguistique du Centre et de l'Ouest,Université d'Orléans, France. http://www.mshs.univ-poitiers.fr/cerlico/cerlico.htm (09/10)

8-11 June 2011. 6th International Conference on Speech Motor Control. Groningen - Nijmegen, NL. http://www.slp-nijmegen.nl/smc2011

13-15 June 2011. Phonetics without Borders (PhwB-2011). Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region, Russia. http://www.amursu.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3738&Itemid=661&lang=en (11/10)

15-18 June 2011. International Child Phonology Conference, University of York, UK. http://yorkconferences.com/Delegate_Information/International_Child_Phonology_Conference.aspx (10/10; conference dates revised 03/11)

17-21 June 2011. Workshop on Phonetic Grounding in English Phonology. Boston, MA, USA. tonaniwa AT dd.mbn.or.jp (01/11)

21–22 June 2011. Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2011 (PaPI 2011), Tarragona, Spain. http://wwwa.urv.cat/deaa/PaPI2011/home.html (11/10)

20-23 June 2011. ISSP’11. Montreal, Canada. http://www.issp2011.uqam.ca (02/11)

27 June - 1 July 2011. Forum Acusticum 2011: European conference of the European Acoustics Association, Aalborg, Denmark. http://www.fa2011.org/ (01/11)

30 Jun - 2 July 2011. French Phonology Network Annual Meeting, RFP 2011. Tours, France. jean-michel.fournier AT univ-tours.fr  (01/11)

## 6-8 July 2011. Signed Language Phonology Workshop (SLPW). Vannes, France. http://www-valoria.univ-ubs.fr/signcom/SLPW/ (04/11) [Further details below]

24-28 July 2011. International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA), Vienna, Austria. http://www.kfs.oeaw.ac.at/content/blogcategory/152/533// (03/11)

16 August 2011. Coarticulation in New Varieties of English. A satellite event to ICPhS XVII. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. http://www.reading.ac.uk/epu/ICPhS17_Satellite/ (11/10)

17-21 August 2011. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII). Hong Kong SAR, China. http://www.icphs2011.hk (08/10)

## 17-21 August 2011. Phonetics Teaching and Learning: Recent Trends, New Directions. Special Session at ICPhS XVII. Hong Kong SAR, China. http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/ptlc/ptlc2011/special-session.php (04/11) [Further details below]

22-23 August 2011. The Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference (PLRT 2011), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. http://www.psych.lancs.ac.uk/res/PLRT2011.html (03/11)

24-26 August 2011. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE) 2011. Venice, Italy. http://project.cgm.unive.it/events/SLaTE2011/ (11/10)

27-31 August 2011. Interspeech 2011. Florence, Italy. http://www.interspeech2011.org/ (12/10)

12-14 September 2011. The Prosody-Discourse Interface, Salford, Manchester, UK. http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/page/pdi_conference (09/10)

## 23-25 September 2011. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2 (ETAP-2). Montreal, Canada. http://prosodylab.org/etap/ (04/11) [Further details below]

28-30 September 2011. 22nd German Conference on Speech Signal Processing ESSV2011. Aachen, Germany. http://www.essv2011.rwth-aachen.de/ (03/11)

7-8 October 2011. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT): The Confluence of Social Factors and Pronunciation: Accent, Identity, Irritation and Discrimination. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA. http://pslltconference.com (12/10)

17-18 November 2011. La Perception des Accents du Français hors de France. Avignon, France. [log in to unmask] (03/11)

## 25-26 November 2011. International Seminar on Prosodic Interfaces 2011 (ISPI-11). New Delhi, India. http://www.jnu.ac.in/ispi11/ (04/11) [Further details below]

18-21 January 2012. 9th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP9). Berlin, Germany. http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/workshop_ocp9.html (03/11)

2 July 2012. Teaching and Learning Pronunciation: Local and global perspectives on research and practice. Cairns, Australia. http://www.astmanagement.com.au/acta12/index.html (12/10)




Signed Language Phonology Workshop (SLPW)
Vannes, France, 6-8 July 2011

Call Deadline: 3 June 2011

The Valoria Lab at l'Université de Bretagne-Sud, Vannes, France is proud to host the Signed Language Phonology Workshop, Vannes, France, July 6-8, 2011.

One half day will be devoted to the Mini-workshop on 'Phonetic Annotation Templates for Technology: Challenges Encountered and Novel Solutions'.

We invite researchers interested in the phonetics and phonology of signed languages to come discuss current trends in the areas of notation and analysis.

Registration is free.

Call for Papers:

We are looking for 3-4 presentations of 20-30 minutes that discuss the use of technology for the phonologist/phoneticist. They will serve as discussion topics for the group, and should respond to these and similar questions:
- How have you designed your annotation template for ELAN, Anvil, or similar software to fit best with your needs for phonological annotation and analysis?
- How do software functions/features facilitate your phonetic annotation or analysis?
- And to a lesser extent, what additions or modifications would you like to see to technology to aid your annotation or analysis?

Submissions can be made at the workshop website, http://www-valoria.univ-ubs.fr/signcom/SLPW/ by June 3, 2011.

The official languages of the workshop are English and American Sign Language (ASL).

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: June 3, 2011
Registration deadline: June 17, 2011


Phonetics Teaching and Learning: Recent Trends, New Directions
Special Session at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Hong Kong SAR, China, 17-21 August 2011

Call deadline: 30 April 2011

The special session will aim to bring together phoneticians interested in phonetics pedagogy (for example, contents, methods, tools and resources, assessment) including the application of new technological developments to the teaching and learning of phonetics (IT-based teaching, distance/online education, social networks) and the intersection of phonetic science with different teaching and learning contexts (such as phonetics theory teaching, language teaching).

The session builds upon a sustained and growing interest in pedagogical issues evidenced at previous ICPhS congresses, which have commonly incorporated phonetics pedagogy themes and sessions. An international concern with phonetics teaching and learning is also revealed by the successful PTLC (Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference), an established series of biennial international academic meetings on phonetics pedagogy (visit http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/ptlc/ for further details). For 2011, instead of a further conference in London, the PTLC resources and network will be used to promote the ICPhS special session, and PTLC2011 will be regarded as subsumed into ICPhS. However, a set of proceedings for PTLC2011 will appear (online) as a satellite publication to ICPhS.

Please visit http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/ptlc/ptlc2011/special-session.php for further details


Michael Ashby (University College London, UK)
Helen Fraser (University of New England, Australia)
Jose A. Mompeán (University of Murcia, Spain)

Call for Papers:

The special session will be of interest to those phoneticians concerned with:

- Pedagogy directed at linguistics and phonetics specialists
- Teaching and learning the pronunciation of a second or foreign language
- Application of phonetics in teacher training
- Designing new web-based tools and materials, and effective use of existing resources.

The Phonetics teaching and learning special session (1hr 20m) will consist of a review presentation surveying the field, two papers describing new developments drawn from those submitted to the special session, and a discussion forum.

Papers Already Submitted:

Given the likely number of submissions, it is probable that one or more regular oral and poster sessions of the congress will also be devoted to pedagogical topics. If you have already submitted a paper to ICPhS on a related topic, you are invited to make contact. We hope to provide a focus and contact point for all participants with interests in this field.

New Call for Papers:

There is space in the special session for two contributed oral papers. Preference will be given to contributions which describe new developments in the field, and to those with a wide remit (for example, review papers). Submissions are invited in the form of extended abstracts (at least 750 words) or full papers, and should be sent (directly to the special session organisers) by the extended deadline of April 30th 2011. Submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask] The subject should say 'IPChS/PTLC 2011 submission'.

Accepted contributions will then need to follow the submission format for regular papers, available at http://www.icphs2011.hk/ICPHS_CallForPaper.htm and provided that papers are in their final form by May 15th they should be included in the ICPhS Proceedings in the usual way. An associated paper presented in the special session does not count towards the first-author submission limit for the regular sessions of ICPhS.

Special Session Discussion Topics:

The special session will conclude with a chaired Discussion Forum, and you are invited to submit proposals (directly to the session organisers) for topics to be included. Topics of wide application will clearly be most suitable. For example:

- How do the tools of Web 2.0 (cloud computing, social networks, video sharing) impact on phonetics teaching and learning?
- What can neuroscience tell us about language aptitude and talent?
- Are pedagogical issues adequately represented in the remits of our professional bodies, journals, grant-awarding bodies, and research assessment panels?


Although no separate PTLC conference will take place in 2011, it is proposed to publish a collection of papers online as Proceedings of PTLC2011. These will be reviewed, selected and edited by the existing scientific committee of PTLC. The Proceedings will contain:

- A report on the ICPhS Special Session, particularly the topics and outcomes of Discussion Forum
- Papers from those submitted by the April 30th ICPhS special session deadline, though not selected for inclusion in the special session
- Further papers, submitted by a final deadline of June 30th 2011

Published papers will be in accordance with the 2011 ICPhS template. Only full papers--not abstracts or extended abstracts--will be considered for PTLC.

Contact Details:

All questions relating to the special session should be addressed directly to the organisers:

Michael Ashby [log in to unmask]
Helen Fraser [log in to unmask]
Jose A. Mompeán [log in to unmask]


Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2 (ETAP-2)
Montreal, Canada, 23-25 September 2011

Call deadline: 15 May 2011

The second conference on Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) is taking place this coming September 23-25 at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. A special focus of this year's ETAP are contextual influences on prosody. Examining the effects of context on the prosody of an utterance - for example, the context-dependent changes in the duration and prominence of different words or the grouping of words into larger prosodic/meaning units - provides a powerful tool for understanding syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse-level factors and their interplay in language production and comprehension. This conference aims to bring together researchers and students from different fields working on these issues.

There will be 12 invited lecturers:

Jennifer Arnold (UNC Chapel Hill, Psychology)
Daniel Büring (Universität Wien, Linguistics, to be confirmed)
Mara Breen (UMASS Amherst, Psychology)
Jason Brenier (Nuance)
Fernanda Ferreira (University of South Carolina)
Caroline Féry (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Linguistics)
Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, Computer Science)
Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester, Brain and Cognitive Sciences)
Aparna Nadig (McGill, School of Speech Communication and Disorders)
Caroline Palmer (McGill, Psychology)
Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University, Psychology)
Yi Xu (University College London, Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences)

In addition there will be 14 talks 40 poster presentations, selected from the submitted abstracts after peer review.

Call for papers:

Deadline for submissions: May 15 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 15 2011.

Consider, for example, how prominence of a word changes as a function of the relative salience of that word in the discourse. Acoustic prominence in English works as a highlighter: the prominence of foregrounded (i.e., contextually salient) material is boosted and that of backgrounded material is reduced. Previous research has established that a match between the prosody of an utterance and the information structure of the sentence given the context (i.e., the relative salience of different sentence elements) facilitates understanding. A mismatch, on the other hand, impairs comprehension. However, a detailed understanding of the semantic and acoustic components of these effects is not yet complete. Moreover, in spite of some cross-linguistic generalizations in the acoustic correlates of information structure, many questions remain regarding the differences between languages in how acoustic prominence is used to mark salient discourse entities, and in whether these differences relate to other features of those languages like syntax and semantics.

Different disciplines in language research have approached questions about the relationship between discourse context and prosody from different perspectives. Researchers in the field of theoretical linguistics have been developing formalisms to capture effects of context on prosody, including syntactic and semantic theories of anaphoricity (e.g., alternatives-based theories of focus, theories of anaphoric de-stressing and ellipsis), and semantic/pragmatic theories of how speaker and listener knowledge is represented in discourse and reflected in linguistic expressions (e.g., Stalnaker's `common ground', Clark & de Haviland's given-new contract). In psychology and cognitive science, prosodic prominence has been related to the notions of focus of attention and general cognitive salience. Some theories have further investigated prosodic prominence in the context of the communicative pressures on language, and have proposed that speakers use prominence to facilitate comprehension for the listener (‘audience design'). Researchers in computer science have examined prosodic prominence from the perspective of information theory. These theories propose that speakers attempt to keep the informativity of the signal constant over time.

These different approaches to similar questions would greatly benefit from cross-talk among researchers from the fields of linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and computer science. Bringing together these different perspectives at a single conference will provide an opportunity to improve the rate of progress and move beyond terminological obstacles and differences in approaches.

Broader questions about the role of context in prosody that we hope will be discussed at this conference include the following:

-- What kinds of context (e.g., linguistic, visual, social, etc.) do we need to take into account when talking about contextual influences on language?
-- To what extent does context affect choices between different phonological forms of an utterance?
-- What are the acoustic correlates of discourse salience, importance, and other contextually relevant factors?
-- What type of anaphoric relations can be encoded using prosodic means (e.g., focus, givenness)?
-- What types of meaning are encoded in intonational tunes?
-- Can information about the context be automatically extracted from the signal?
-- Does taking context into account improve the naturalness of synthetic speech?
-- How does syntax reflect and interact with context?
-- Given the limited memory capacity of humans, what is the size of the context that speakers / comprehenders track and are affected by?
-- In language production, to what extent are speakers aware of potential differences in context availability between them and the comprehenders?
-- Do individuals differ in their ability to use contextual information to interpret utterances? If so, what determines these differences?
-- How do special populations (e.g. individuals on the autistic spectrum, patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, etc…) differ from typicals in their ability to produce or process prosody in context.
-- How early in development do contextual effects on prosody language arise?
-- Are there parallels in contextual effects on prosody in language and in music?

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts for both posters and presentations can be submitted on line and must not exceed 500 words. Fifteen lines, which are not included in the word count, may be used to present examples and references. Abstracts must be submitted via on the following site:


Student Travel Stipends:

There will be a limited number of travel stipends for student participants for up to $400. Preference will be given to presenters. Information about how to apply for a travel stipend will be posted on the conference website in summer 2011.

The conference is co-organized by Michael Wagner (McGill University), Duane Watson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) and Ted Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). More information is posted on the conference website: prosodylab.org/etap. Questions can be directed at [log in to unmask] or directly at the conference organizers.

Conference Support:

Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody is supported by SSHRC Conference Grant 646-2010-1013, by the Department of Linguistics at McGill, and by the Center for Research on Mind, Language and Brain (CRLMB).


International Seminar on Prosodic Interfaces 2011 (ISPI-11)
New Delhi, India, 25-26 November 2011

Call deadline: 15 April 2011

The Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi proposes to hold a two-day international seminar on 'Prosodic Interfaces' on 25-26 November, 2011.

Much has been said in the recent years on the relation between prosody and other components of grammar, most of all syntax and semantics. It is time however to review the work in this fertile area of research, considering the broad scope of the topic and the variety of data available from different parts of the globe.

The goal of the seminar is to investigate the relation between tone, rhythm and intonation, on the one hand, and morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, on the other.

Advisory Committee:

Ramakant Agnihotri (University of Delhi, New Delhi)
Shyam Sunder Agrawal (KIIT, Gurgaon)
Raghavachari Amritavalli (English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad)
Caroline Féry (University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt)
Christoph Gabriel (Hamburg University, Hamburg)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld)
Larry Hyman (University of California at Berkley, Berkley)
Ayesha Kidwai (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford, Oxford)
Swaran Lata (Department of Information Technology, GOI, New Delhi)
Vaishna Narang (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Pramod Pandey (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Annie Rialland (CNRS/Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris)
Shobha Satyanath (University of Delhi, New Delhi)
Duggaril Vasanta (Osmania University, Hyderabad)


It is mandatory for everyone wishing to participate in the conference to register prior to the start of the event. Registration can be done online, through mail or on arrival.

Registration Fees:

Indian National: INR 1000.00
Indian National (Student): INR 500.00
International Delegate: USD 50.00

Important Dates:

Abstract deadline: 15 April, 2011.
Acceptance communication: 16 June, 2011.
Meeting: 25-26 November, 2011

Organizing Committee:

Faculty: Pramod Pandey (Convenor), Ayesha Kidwai, Vaishna Narang, Hari Madhab Ray, Girish Nath Jha (Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies).

Scholars: Narayan Choudhary, Dhirendra, Radhika Gopalkrishnan, Mayank Jain, Devina Kaul, M. Mahesh, T. Meiraba, Bipasha Patgiri, Atanu Saha, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Shweta Sinha, Wichamdinbo, Ritu Yadav.

Contact Person: Pramod Pandey: [log in to unmask]
Meeting Email: [log in to unmask]

Call for papers:

Papers are invited latest by 15 April, 2011 on both theoretical and descriptive aspects of the topic. Contributors may address any of the following areas of interest-

Language Technology
Language Pathology
Language Use
Language Variation and Change

The participants at the seminar will include invited speakers and paper as well as poster presentations. There will be scope for a workshop on a given theme.

All the submissions are to be made through EasyChair. For more of the submission details please refer to the conference website at: http://www.jnu.ac.in/ispi11




Lecturer, Phonetics, phonology
University of Canterbury, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Christchurch, NZ

Application deadline: 14 April 2011

Applications are invited for a continuing (tenured) position at the level of Lecturer (equivalent level to US Assistant Professor) in the Linguistics Programme, School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, at the University of Canterbury, commencing no later than 1st January 2012. The minimum qualification on appointment is a Ph.D. in linguistics with a speciality in phonetics/phonology and a strong research record or strong potential in research publication. Candidates should be excellent teachers at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and be comfortable and effective with large as well as small classes. The successful applicant will teach phonetics at undergraduate and graduate levels, including thesis supervision. An ability to teach in other areas, particularly phonology, will be an advantage.

The Linguistics Programme offers courses in the core areas of linguistics for the three-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Postgraduate teaching includes courses for the Bachelor of Arts Honours degree by coursework, and the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees by thesis.

Applications should include the University of Canterbury application form, a curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of three referees, and a covering letter (maximum 3 sides) which clearly addresses the selection criteria outlined in the Person Specification, and includes summaries and evaluations of recent teaching, and details of research activities and publications.

Further information about the Programme is available at http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz.
For academic enquiries please contact Head of School, Susan Bouterey at [log in to unmask]
Download the full Position Description from the application URL https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/PositionDescriptions/Lecturer_Phonetics_LACL_2011.pdf .

Located on a picturesque campus, the University offers an extensive range of services and facilities including library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, book shop and cafés. You’ll have opportunities to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. The University is a smoke-free campus.

To view all vacancies at the University of Canterbury, please go to http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/hr/job_vacancies.shtml

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: http://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz For more information about the benefits of joining the University of Canterbury please visit us online at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.


Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer, Speech and Hearing Sciences
University College Cork, Ireland

Application deadline: 20 April 2011

Applications are invited for a post as Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences on a seven-year fixed-term basis. The appointment will be made at either Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. For either level of appointment, the appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate education in the School of Clinical Therapies, hold administrative roles, and be actively engaged in research activities.

An academic qualification in communication disorders or related topic is essential to at least Masters level for appointment to Lecturer level, and to PhD level for appointment to Senior Lecturer level. Applicants for the Senior Lecturer must demonstrate proven excellence in original research or teaching achievements. A recognized clinical qualification in Speech and Language Therapy is desirable.

As well as having a general interest in communication disorders, clinical education and professional issues, the appointee will possess specialist knowledge and expertise in acquired neurogenic disorders of communication and dysphagia.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Prof Fiona Gibbon, Head of Clinical Therapies, Room 1.34 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC (tel 021 - 4901570; e-mail [log in to unmask] ).

Senior Lectureship Salary scale [new entrants]: EUR 67,107 - EUR 94,043 per annum
Lectureship Salary scale (above the bar) [new entrants]: EUR 62,353 - EUR 81,459 per annum.
Lectureship Salary scale (below the bar) [new entrants]: EUR 31,821 - EUR 51,270 per annum.
For a full list of duties and selection criteria see the Application URL http://www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies/academic.

Completed application forms must reach the Recruitment Office, Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, Ireland, before 12pm on Wednesday 20th April 2011.


Assistant Professor, Phonology
Leipzig University, Linguistics Department, Germany

Application deadline: 28 April 2011

The Linguistics Department of Leipzig University is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Professor (W1 Juniorprofessur) in Phonology to begin on October 1, 2011.

The holder of this position will conduct both teaching and research in the subject area. Applicants are expected to have an excellent scientific record in the area of phonological theory and to have an internationally visible research profile, with a particular specialization in the interface between phonology and morphology and/or between phonology and syntax. A demonstrable interest in a variety of languages, especially non-Indo European, is desirable. The professorship will involve teaching duties at both graduate (MA) and undergraduate (BA) levels.

The professorship is not a tenure-track position. The post is initially for three years, with the possibility of a further three-year extension. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the starting date.

Knowledge of German is desirable but not necessary in the first instance, though it is expected that the successful candidate will be willing to learn the language to a sufficient degree to be able to teach the Introduction to Phonology course in German within one or two years of employment.

Applications should include the usual supporting documents (CV, list of publications, list of presentations, copy of Ph.D./Dr.phil certificate.)

Application address:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang  Loerscher
Dekan der Philologischen Fakultaet
Universitaet Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
Leipzig    D-04229


Full-time faculty member (Professor) non-tenured position, Phonology & Phonetics
Hansung University, Seoul, Korea

Application deadline: 15 May 2011

The English Department of Hansung University, Seoul, Korea, is hiring a regular, full-time faculty member who holds a Ph.D. in phonetics and/or phonology.

1. Qualifications:
- A native speaker of English
- Ph. D. in phonology and/or phonetics
2. Contract Period: One academic year (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012) and renewable
3. Teaching Obligation: Minimum 9 lecture hours per week
- Also responsible for class-related extra activities, student counseling, committee work and attendance at faculty meetings
4. Payment: $40,000 USD before tax
- Allowances such as medical insurance and private school annuity will be provided
5. Housing: If single, a free guest house minus utilities will be provided. In the case of families, a housing subsidy of 300,000 won (Korean currency) will be paid for an off-campus residence.
6. Vacation: Two month-paid vacation per year
7. Required Documents:
(1) CV with a cover letter
(2) Copies of diplomas and certificates
(3) Copies of academic transcripts for the screening process (official sealed transcripts should be mailed to the University directly from the designated college or university for final approval.)
(4) 2 recent Letters of Recommendation from former employers or
professors, including phone numbers or email addresses.
(5) Copy of ID page of passport

Please submit the required documents first by e-mail to
[log in to unmask], then via regular mail to the address below no later than May 15, 2011.

Professor Gui-Sun  Moon
Department of English, Hansung University
389 Samseon-dong 3-ga, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul    136-792
South Korea


Researcher, Phonetics, phonology, prosody/ visual prosody
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge

Application deadline: 30 July 2011

The research group GrEP Prosody Lab at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) announces an opening for a 2-year research assistantship associated to the project The role of tonal alignment and scaling in conveying pragmatic meaning (FFI2009-10492/FILO), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The goal of the project is to analyze from an experimental perspective the pragmatic meanings that are conveyed by prosody, and how these prosodic cues interact with lexical/morphological and with gestural information in everyday communication.

The responsibilities will include participation in all parts of the project, including running experiments, write-up and presentation of results. Preference will be given to applicants with background in acoustic analysis, experimental design and statistical analysis. Applicants should have a good command of English and some knowledge of Catalan and Spanish, or be ready to acquire it. The basic eligibility requirement is a Bachelor's or Master’s degree or equivalent.

The position includes a monthly stipend, coverage by the Social Security system, and university fees related to doctoral study. The assistantship also includes the possibility of applying for grants for short-term stays abroad. Annual renewal of the assistantship will depend on successful progress in the doctoral program and collaboration on the research project.

For more information please contact Pilar Prieto (see contact information below) as soon as possible, and no later than July 30, 2011. Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a sample writing to her.

Prof. Pilar  Prieto
Roc Boronat 138
Barcelona  08018


  The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 28 April 2011.


Dr Lisa Lim
Coordinator, Language and Communication Programme, School of English, The University of Hong Kong

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